Early Child Care and Development, BS

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2023-2024. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.

Minimum Overall Grade Point Average: 2.50
Total Hours: 120

General Education Requirements
English Composition
See Academic Regulation 3.5
ENGL 1113Composition I3
ENGL 1213Composition II3
American History & Government
Select one of the following:3
Survey of American History
American History to 1865 (H)
American History Since 1865 (DH)
POLS 1113American Government3
Analytical & Quantitative Thought (A)
Courses designated (A)3
Must include one MATH course.
Humanities (H)
Courses designated (H)6
Natural Sciences (N)
Must include one Laboratory Science (L) course
6 hours from courses designated (N) with one (L)6
Social & Behavioral Sciences (S)
3 hours from courses designated (S)3
Additional General Education
Courses designated (A), (H), (N), or (S)10
Hours Subtotal40
College/Departmental Requirements
Human Sciences
EDHS 1112First Year Seminar2
or EDHS 3112 Education and Human Sciences First-Year Seminar for Transfer Students
HDFS 2113Lifespan Human Development (S)3
Hours Subtotal5
Major Requirements
Minimum grade of "C" in each course
Pre-Practicum I Courses
HDFS 3023Child Development - Birth to 33
HDFS 3033Child Development - 4 to 83
HDFS 3043Professional Development for Early Childhood Educators3
Practicum I
HDFS 4013Practicum I in Early Childhood3
Pre-Practicum II Courses
HDFS 3263Curriculum Development for Children Ages Birth to 33
HDFS 3273Curriculum Development for Children Ages 4-83
HDFS 3283Assessing Young Children and their Environments to Enhance Development3
HDFS 3293Understanding and Adapting for Developmental Differences3
HDFS 3053Child Guidance and Classroom Environments3
Practicum II
HDFS 4023Practicum II in Early Childhood3
Professional Development Courses
HDFS 3303Administration and Supervision in Early Childhood Settings3
HDFS 3063Health, Safety And Nutrition3
HDFS 3313Technology And Young Children3
HDFS 3323Diversity in the Lives of Young Children and Families3
HDFS 3333Working with Families3
Practicum III
HDFS 4036Practicum III in Early Childhood6
Hours Subtotal51
Electives can be met with any additional courses providing student meets required prerequisites.24
Hours Subtotal24
Total Hours120

Other Requirements

  • 45 hours must be upper-division.
  • Transfer Admission Requirements: 2.00 for less than 31 hours; 2.25 for 31-45 hours; 2.50 for more than 45 hours.
  • Required for graduation:
    1. 2.50 overall GPA, and
    2. 2.50 GPA in Major Requirements and College/Departmental Requirements.

Additional State/OSU Requirements

  • At least: 60 hours at a four-year institution; 30 hours completed at OSU; 15 of the final 30 or 50% of the upper-division hours in the major field completed at OSU.
  • Limit of: one-half of major course requirements as transfer work; one-fourth of hours earned by correspondence; 8 transfer correspondence hours.
  • Students will be held responsible for degree requirements in effect at the time of matriculation and any changes that are made, so long as these changes do not result in semester credit hours being added or do not delay graduation.
  • Degrees that follow this plan must be completed by the end of Summer 2029.